2020專協年會 10/24 (星期六) 主題: 新冠病毒疫情對社會影響

專協第四十三屆年會將於 10/24 (星期六) 首次在線上舉行,年會的主題是新冠病毒疫情對社會影響 ,希望大家踴躍參加盡早報名,詳情如下。

For the first time, NEACP annual meeting will be held virtually. Join us at the 43rd Annual Conference on 10/24(Saturday) and discuss this year’s topic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Society. More details below.

時間: 2020年十月二十四日下午一點至四點

Time: Saturday, October 24th, 2020 13:00-16:00 (EDT)

主題: 新冠病毒疫情對社會影響

Topic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Society

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Please register in this link.

演講人及演講主題簡介(詳情請點連結):

Covid-19: Healthcare Worker’s Perspective by Dr. Peter Hou (侯全益醫生)

Live Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 Evolution by Dr. Ching-Yung Lin (林清詠博士)

Covid-19 Pandemic, business Transformations, and Investment Opportunities by Dr. Yeamow Chen (陳溢茂教授)

Boston Taiwanese Fighting Covid-19: Fundraising & Volunteer Opportunities

We are working with Taiwan Film Festival on their Boston Taiwanese Fighting Covid-19 initiative. Below are two ways you can get involved and help us bring more positive impact on our society.

Donation

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Please join our fundraising event to purchase cloth masks and face shields to donate to hospitals, nursing homes, MBTA workers, and police officers in the Greater Boston area!!! The fundraising campaign hopes to alleviate the shortage in personal protective equipment among high-risk workers.

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $15,000 for Phases I & II

[Phase I] Cloth masks made locally and imported from Taiwan
Washable cloth masks can be used in combination with surgical
masks to prolong their lifespan.

[Phase II] TBA (searching for certificated surgical masks and other PPE)

[Phase III] TBA (searching for certificated N95 respirators)

  • All the donation will be used to fund the initiatives listed above. We will sign the waiver with the recipients on behalf of donors. Please email taiwanfilmfestival.boston@gmail.com for any question or concern.

Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated! Please click here to donate.

Volunteer

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As of today, the task force has handmade and donated over 8000 fabric masks to local hospitals, nursing homes, police stations and many other essential workers. But the demand is increasing. So we’re looking for more volunteers to help us produce the supplies more efficiently.

Volunteers can all work on their own time and determine their work pace for the task they’re assigned to. There is no pressure on how many hours you need to commit and you can definitely continue your work-from-home lifestyle. You can either help cutting fabric to the desired dimensions so our sewing team can produce the supplies faster, contactlessly delivering materials between volunteers on the way of your grocery shopping, or reach out to local organizations to check in with their demands through email or phone call.

If you’re interested in joining us and helping essential workers get us through this difficult time, please register your interest in the form.

You can also find detailed instructions of each task force team on the form. We can’t wait to welcome you on board and make an impact together!


Hosting Organization

Co-host Organizations

  • Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Boston (TECO-Boston)
    駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處
  • Taiwanese American Professionals, Boston Chapter (TAP-Boston)
  • Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
    中華民國(台灣)科技部
  • Science & Technology Division, TECO-Boston
    駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處科技組
  • New England Association of Chinese Professionals (NEACP)
    紐英崙中華專業人員協會
  • New England Hakka Association (NE Hakka)
    紐英倫客家鄉親會
  • Taiwanese Association of America Boston Chapter (TAA Boston)
    波士頓台灣同鄉會
  • Taiwanese Family Organization

Recap on 2/15/2020 Lunar New Year & Riddles

Check out Boston Orange news article here

Check out Epoch news article here

Check out event pictures here

 

Written by: Joyce C. Chiu (裘錦澐)

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, New England Association of Chinese Professionals (NEACP) held its annual end of lunar new year luncheon and the traditional riddle contest, at Bamboo Restaurant, Bedford, MA.

Over 80 greater Boston area attendees participated in the banquet and festivities. The event started at 12 PM, everyone helped themselves to the abundant buffet with many traditional and special lunar new year dishes, while being served hot tea and soups.

The first entertainment was magic tricks performed by Poyu Chen (陳伯羽). Audience members were invited to participate, but no one could tell how the magic was performed.

The program MC Hsin-Hao Su (蘇信豪) then welcomed everyone, and introduced each of the co- sponsoring organizations in turn. These are mostly affiliated with Asian Americans from Taiwan – religious organizations, academic and professional associations, cultural and ethnic affiliations, as well as alumni associations of both senior high schools and colleges of Taiwan. Each organization briefly introduced their mission and invited attendees to participate in their upcoming events. Raffles were drawn and gifts donated by these organizations were awarded to those whose numbers were called.

The Bamboo Restaurant also put on a special Lion Dance, with traditional drum and cymbals welcoming two lions which performed their lively dance and greeted the guests with good wishes and in turn, received “red envelopes” of small token of money. The bustling and boisterous Lion Dance, true to Chinese tradition, marked the high point of celebration for the occasion.

Also true to tradition, the end of the Lunar New Year, on the 15th of the first month, is celebrated with a Lantern Festival and Riddles. These riddles are usually Jeopardy! style questions with twists of the meaning for participants to guess at unexpected yet clever answers.

Many photos were taken, many old friendships renewed, and new ones formed. Most of all, everyone was gratified to have participated in the celebration of the most important traditional holiday of our culture. From the various announcements, everyone can look forward to a new year filled with exciting and rewarding educational, cultural, business and charitable activities.

The event ended with the new incoming NEACP president, Yafen Kang (康雅雰), welcoming everyone and introducing her new Executive Committee team (Bo-Wen Huang (黃柏文), Jerry Lin (林致中), Lisa

Kang (康麗雪), Hsin-hao Su (蘇信豪), Erica Yang (楊佳璇), Joyce Chiu (裘錦澐).The crowd lingered until well past 3 PM before everyone left. Fun was had by all!

NEACP 2020 Board of Directors –

  • Al Chao ( 趙育川)
  • Calvin Hsieh (謝開明)
  • Cathy Chan (譚嘉陵)
  • Charleen Cherng (李小玲)
  • Frank Chen (陳志清)
  • Hwa Chang (張重華)
  • May Chen (陳玫菁)
  • Ming-Chi Tsai (蔡明機)
  • Paul Chan (陳家驊)
  • Robert Wang (王子仁)
  • Shiao-Yu Lee (李小玉)
  • Wanchin Chou (周萬欽)
  • Shumin Peng Yang (彭淑敏)
  • Yu-Hsien Wei (魏瑀嫻)
  • Jerry Huang (黃俊義)

 

Below is a list of all participating Greater Boston Area Taiwan organizations –

  • Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation: 慈濟基金會
  • TAP: Taiwanese American Professionals
  • TCCNE: Taiwan Chamber of Commerce of NE 新英格蘭大波士頓台灣商會
  • NE Chinese Youth Summer Camp: 紐英崙青少年中文夏令營
  • Global Monte Jade Science & Technology Association: 全球玉山科技協會
  • Monte Jade New England: 新英格蘭玉山科技協會
  • CCCS: Cambridge Chinese Choral Society 劍橋合唱團
  • BTBC: Boston Taiwanese Boat Club: 波士頓台灣龍舟隊
  • NCKUAA: 新英格蘭成功大學校友會
  • BEINUAA: 波士頓北一女校友會
  • BTBA: Boston Taiwanese Biotechnology Association
  • TAA Boston: 波士頓台灣同鄉會
  • TFF: Taiwan Film Festival
  • FTSANE: Federation of Taiwanese Student Associations at New England
  • GBAANTU: 大波士頓區台大校友會
  • Greater Boston CKHS Alumni Association: 波士頓建中校友會
  • NTNUAANE: 臺灣師範大學紐英崙校友會
  • NEHA: New England Hakka Association, 紐英倫客家鄉親會